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April 30 2017, 06:41 | Perry Erickson
Crystal Palace boss Allardyce goes head-to-head with Wenger at Selhurst Park on Monday
Mamadou Sakho, a centre back on loan from Liverpool, was excellent for Palace in reading the crosses into the box, coming out to block shots and delivering the kind of towering overall display that was beyond Arsenal's defenders.
With Wenger's record of leading Arsenal into the Champions League for 19 consecutive years in severe danger, the beleaguered Frenchman acknowledged he has to find a way to avoid the mutinous mood wrecking what may yet prove to be his final season in charge.
"With the work rate and the determination of the team to to log on to Arsenal's team when they lost possession, we had a lot of possession off them and created lots of chances".
"At least I f*****g tried!"
The Tigers have looked phenomenal under Marco Silva and climbed out of the bottom three following back-to-back home wins over West Ham and Middlesbrough. "All 11 of them tonight".
But Wenger appears to be in a happier place now, certainly seeming a lot more relaxed in pre and post match press conferences, nearly turning his will he/won't he quit the club saga into a soap opera.
Arsene Wenger has never lost to Palace in the Premier League (W8, D3).
Arsenal have announced their starting line-up on their official Twitter account.
"Who will go to AFC next year?
You've got to be very courageous and stand up and be counted in those situations if you want to survive and be in the Premier League next year", BBC quoted Allardyce as saying.
Even what they wear is going against them. It has consequences on our top four chances.
Our money is on them to survive the relegation this season. Would you want your daughter to bring one of them home?
"I think he knows the challenge of the Premier League and he has been here longer than anyone else he knows the diversity of it", he added.
Arsenal started shakily against in-form Palace and within the first seven minutes Cabaye had wasted a risky shooting position before Milivojevic blazed narrowly wide. Victories against both Chelsea and Arsenal means their points total is 34, just six shy of the figure widely considered sufficient for survival, and with seven games to play.
"I was on the wrong end of the (then Sunderland manager) Sam Allardyce factor when I was at Newcastle last season but he looks to have worked his magic again and hopefully we can keep these performances up and get enough points to survive".